Transfers from Colombo

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Colombo?

Why do people book transfers from Colombo

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Colombo is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Fantastic service! Our driver arrived early and was extremely focused on making sure we had a comfortable trip. Thank you so much! We will definitely be using Kiwi taxis again. Please pass on our thanks to the driver - perfect!
Driver was friendly, on time, helpful. Told is lots about where we were travelling and happy to be flexible with our schedule. Car was clean and comfortable.
the service was fantastic. Our driver was professional, early, and extremely helpful. The vehicle was clean and in great shape. I would recommend kiwitaxi to anyone traveling. Looking forward to our next trip to Charles De Gaul next week.
Our driver texted us not only where to meet him but also a picture of himself so we could easily identify him when we exited the airport. He was helpful with our bags, courteous and drove well. Vehicle was clean and comfortable. Definitely nicer than taking a regular taxi.
The trip was absolutely comfortable. The driver picked us up punctually, brought us exactly to our hotel (although we mistakenly gave the wrong address) and made sure the hotel receptionist met us. It was clear, that the driver really takes care of us. So big warm thank you:)
The driver was waiting for us when we came out of our apartment. He was very skilled at navigating the roadways and delivered us to our destination on time, if not a few minutes early. I have used Kiwi Taxi in the past and recommend them 100%.
Best service ever, I am glad and proud that we have such service in Egypt . The car was very suitable, new and in a very good condition, the dispatcher was really polite and up to the service. I am really impressed, thank you Kiwitaxi team
We have enjoyed the trip. Everything was perfect. The driver arrived earlier and we have departed to the airport with a time reserve. The car was very comfortable, the driving was safe and we arrived to the destination even before the check-in has started.
The transfer was great! The driver was waiting us on the airport with my name, so I could easily find thqe right guy. He was also nice and helpful with our luggages. I had ordered the children seat also and it was okay too. I will definitely recommend!
We are delighted that he was early. Smooth ride fr Florence to Pisa Airport. Brand new & clean Mercedes Benz Van!!! Will recommend to friends. Thanks!

How to Get from Colombo to Other Destinations

Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka located on its western coast. It’s the commercial capital and the financial center of the island. Well-developed infrastructure, numerous extraordinary sights, and friendly local people make this place a popular tourist destination. Travelers leave Colombo by public transport or using a cab and transfer services.

Taxi from Colombo

Taxis are not numerous in Colombo, however, you can find one. You can call a car via phone yourself or ask your hotel to do that for you. Also, you can hire a taxi at the train station, bus terminals, close to large hotels, or through some travel agencies. Try to find a vehicle equipped with a taximeter - thus, your ride will be cheaper. On average, a journey to Bandaranaike Airport by taxi costs $19-22 (3,000 - 3,500 LKR) including highway toll charges. Its duration depends on the traffic and is usually about an hour. Taxi drivers often offer fixed prices or say they have no taximeter. If you don’t know the real fare to your destination, it’s better to refuse such a trip. 

Transfer from Colombo

A transfer ordered with the Kiwitaxi company will be a good option in case you want to travel in a comfortable air-conditioned car (as some taxis in Colombo are rather old) and wish to reach your desired destination quickly. The fare to the airport for 4 passengers is $31. A transfer can be easily pre-booked online in just a few clicks. At the time appointed, you will be met by your driver. If you need to get to someplace at night, you can also do that using a transfer.

All routes from Colombo as well as transfer rates can be found on the site.   

Public Transportation from Colombo

One can get from Colombo to its air hub by shuttle 187. There are two types of buses on this route - state (50 LKR or around $0.3) and private (150 LKR or around $1) ones (including vans). Sometimes, such a ride may take up to 2.5 hours (if a bus is not full enough, it might make some stops on the way to pick up other passengers). 

From Fort railway station, one can go to many other locations in Sri Lanka. Thus, 2nd-class train travel to Galle costs 180 LKR (around $1.1), to Hikkaduwa - 160 LKR (around $1), and to Kandy - 190 LKR (around $1.2). 

For night trips, we recommend you to pre-order a taxi or a transfer. Public transportation doesn’t run round the clock. 

Colombo: useful information

When in Colombo, visit its famous Old Lighthouse (or Clock Tower), Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Gangaramaya Temple, the Viharamahadevi Park, and the Sri Lanka National Museum.